New Onkyo TX-SR502

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  1. Bill Will

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    Just thought I'd let you know that www.crutchfield.com has it up on their website with Pics & Specs & I also noticed it has DPL IIx & the "new" remote looks a lot nicer than the older 501's remote.
     
  2. JasonBrandon

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    It has no preouts
     
  3. Bill Will

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    No preouts but the 501 din't have them either & I don't know of any "Entry Level" Receiver's that have them.
     
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    I got the Pioneer VSX-D912K at Circuit City for the same price Crutchfield is asking for the Onkyo TX-SR502. The Pioneer has preouts for all channels [​IMG]
     
  5. Bill Will

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    Greg, The Pioneer 912 is a "Great" Receiver & I'd rather have it over the Onkyo but that Pioneer model is no entry level receiver. If you check www.ecoustics.com they have a review of the 912 & they even picked it as the Top Receiver To Buy taking price & etc into account.
     
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    What more does one expect out of a $299 (MSRP) receiver?
     
  7. JasonBrandon

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    It just seems stupid to put PLIIx on a receiver with 6 channels of amplification and no preouts, or am I missing something?
     
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    yeah, you missed your marketing classes

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  9. Bill Will

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    More likely it was the "Bean Counters" that decided to buy PL IIx Chips in bulk instead of buying 2 different kinds of chips but I'm sure the Marketing People did get their 2 cents in [​IMG]
     
  10. Greg-ST

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    Bill Will, I was kind of hesitant on referring to it as "entry-level", but I've seen a number of other people who have referred to it as that. It seems sort of entry-level when there's receivers in the $1000+ range. My previous Kenwood receiver (VR-615) definately was entry-level.

    The 912K is also in a threeway tie for the highest score at CNET for A/V receivers (8.4).
     
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    By "Entry Level" I din't mean by price, I ment in that Brand's Receiver Line Up & I think that's what most people mean when their talking about "Entry Level" Greg how do you like your Pioneer?
     
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    Ah, I see where you're coming from now.

    I love the Pioneer. It sounds excellent and has some nice power reserves that come in handy.
     

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